Thursday morning one-liners


Buffalo News columnist Jerry Sullivan thinks it’s time for the Bills to fight fire with fire against the Texans.

Dolphins RB Reggie Bush is getting the last laugh on the Jets, thanks to a big win.

The Patriots continue to churn the bottom of the roster, cutting CB Sterling Moore and signing a pair.

A mid-season look at the Jets shows many more problems than which QB to play.

Ravens RB Ray Rice is ready for a bigger workload in the second half of the season.

Bengals LS Clark Harris has no idea how much damage his offseason home in New Jersey sustained in Hurricane Sandy.

Other than the one play he fast-forwarded through, Browns QB Brandon Weeden was encouraged by the way he played against the Ravens the first time.

A lease dispute with the city could stall the Steelers’ plans to expand Heinz Field.

Second-year Texans RT Derek Newton draws the unenviable task of blocking a fired-up Mario Williams this week.

Colts OLB Robert Mathis practiced Wednesday and could play this week after missing three games with a knee sprain.

With the trade of Mike Thomas, the Jaguars need Cecil Shorts to step up.

The Titans are trying to make sure TE Jared Cook knows he’s a “big part” of what they do.

Broncos QB Peyton Manning taped up his injured thumb and threw well in practice Wednesday.

The Chiefs know the Chargers are going to try to force turnovers (although the Chiefs usually make that easy for their opponents).

Raiders CB Ron Bartell returned to practice Wednesday for the first time since breaking his shoulder in the opener.

Injuries could give the Chargers a new look at WR tonight, with two of their top three not expected to play.

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant and RB DeMarco Murray were among seven not practicing Wednesday.

The Giants are still going to use S Stevie Brown, even if Kenny Phillips returns to the starting lineup.

The return of WR Riley Cooper has made a difference for the Eagles’ special teams.

Redskins P Sav Rocca says his knee is sore, but it shouldn’t impact his ability to play.

Bears TE Matt Spaeth was limited in practice with ankle injury, but should go today.

Lions GM Martin Mayhew isn’t bashful about making trades.

While they can’t look past the Cardinals, the Packers need the bye week to get well.

The Vikings are exploring all their options to bolster their secondary.

Falcons LB Sean Weatherspoon didn’t practice Wednesday, and they’ll know more today whether he’ll be available with an ankle sprain.

Panthers DE Greg Hardy said their defense has to stay on the attack.

A strategic decision contributed to the Saints getting gashed by the run Sunday night.

The Buccaneers are still trying to figure out how to proceed after losing LG Carl Nicks to a toe injury.

Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson is looking for a rebound game after a rough outing against the 49ers.

The Rams are hopeful they’ll get some injured starters back after the bye, including WR Danny Amendola.

For 49ers QB Alex Smith and WR Michael Crabtree, there’s evidence they’re finally forming a bond.

Newly promoted Seahawks WR Jermaine Kearse will be active this week, as they need special teams help.